Jason Pinkston waived by Cleveland Browns


We now know why Jason Pinkston has been a no-show at training camp for the Cleveland Browns:

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport seconded Kinkhabwala's report, learning from a source informed of the situation that Pinkston's NFL career is likely over after reaching an injury settlement with the team.

After Pinkston's 2012 campaign was sideswiped by a hospital stay for blood clots in his lungs, the lineman returned to the ICU just seven days before camp, Rapoport was told.

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Based on the treatment plan of six months, the Browns let him go.

Drafted in the fifth round by Cleveland in 2011, Pinkston started all 16 games as a rookie. He's started just eight games since.

"More than likely I'll have to retire," Pinkston texted ESPN.com's Adam Schefter on Monday. "The Browns were great working with me and I would love to thank GM Ray Farmer and Owner Jimmy Haslam for my opportunity here in Cleveland. It's been an honor to be apart of the organization and city."

On a day that also saw David Wilson's career come crashing down, it's another reminder that glories on the football field are of a fleeting quality.

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